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The Bourbon

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Bar, Pub, Australian
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22 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9035 8888
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11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Perth, Australia
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185 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Stumbled across this place and decided to sit out the front for some brunch - wasn't disappointed at all. My husband had the avocado bruschetta and I had the "hash brown stack" - which to my delight, came with brocolli and beans! Very happy to enjoy for brunch, washed down with a nice rose. Loved the people watching opportunities -... More 

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Thank Kirstalina
Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The once great Bourbon and Beefsteak is now just another Pub with a small Bistro menu. The food wasn't bad but nothing to get excited about.

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Thank RodGarnett
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stopped by here because my husband was craving steak and they have a few options (and it was near our hotel.). They had live music playing which was nice, but sounded a little loud within the restaurant itself, so we sat on the inside patio area, which was nice. I ordered the fish and chips and my husband ordered... More 

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Thank Darlene R
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Just attended a Hens party. Air conditioner wasn't working so we were all sweating like pigs! One particular staff member was very rude. There wasn't enough food even though we did a high tea, cocktail making & canapés. No atmosphere. The place was like a ghost town. There was a DJ but it wasn't music that you could dance to... More 

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Thank Nicole B
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was our first meal in Sydney, and it was much as we'd expected. We started with a couple of well-made Old Fashioned cocktails and moved on to the so-called truffle and Parmesan enhanced arincini. The problem with this dish is there is not even a hint of truffle about it (we wonder if it had been forgotten). Without that,... More 

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Thank Doug B
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

In these times should we still be eating below average food even at a pub? The meal was bland for me and simple stodge for my friend. Come on Bourbon, you are in the heart of the Cross and peoples nostalgia. Do better!!

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Thank jacqui g
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This place used to be The Bourbon open 24 x7, food & drinks & a band on some nights under the ownership of Bernie Houghton & his team of managers & staff was very well known in Kings Cross. It isn't quite as lively but still a nice place to relax & drinks not overly expensive. You need to go... More 

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Thank jOnathOn49_19
Edmonton
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We are here a few times on our recent trip to Sydney as we were staying close by, good food, reasonable priced daily specials - two gluten free options. Order and pay at the bar, food delivered to the table. They also have live music, another reason for us to visit. Good just to go for coffee or a drink... More 

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Thank ChanteEdmonton
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great service with charming staff, very nice seating area on the terrace upstairs. We only had drinks but thought the atmosphere as great, will be back soon!

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Thank Levans25
Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and was really good! Cocktails were fab and cute little casino tucked away in the back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9035 8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?